David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can improve immune system function. More years of yoga practice may increase the likelihood of experiencing this benefit.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
David explains why over-stretching connective tissue along the spine might contribute to feeling a burning sensation in the lower back after forward bending.
David questions why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and explains why our leg proportions can make that unlikely.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice may reduce chronic, non-specific neck pain for some practitioners, but not others.
David describes the anatomy of what is happening in garbha pindasana and kukkutasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.
David explains why a tight psoas muscle might contribute to feeling like you can’t stand up straight after forward bending.
David discusses why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for downward dog.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can increase equanimity. Frequency of practice and intention affected impacts of practice.